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Tengwang Pavilion
Source:   updated on: 2018-10-15

One of three famous towers in regions south of the Yangtze River, the other two towers are Yellow Crane Tower and Yueyang Tower. It was established by “Tengwang (Prince Teng)” Li Yuanying while he served as Hongzhou Governor, who was the younger brother of Emperor Taizong of Tang in Yonghui 4th year of Tang Dynasty (AD653). It is famous for generations due to the Foreword of Tengwang Pavilion composed by poet Wang Bo in the early Tang Dynasty. Han Yu once praised that, “there are a lot of beautiful sceneries in regions south of the Yangtze River, and Tengwang Pavilion ranks the first, featured by magnificence and uniqueness”, so it is reputed as “the first tower in the west Jiangnan regions.